Sony Delays Jared Leto’s ‘Morbius’ To October 2021

Morbius faces another setback!

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Sony has delayed Jared Leto’s upcoming standalone Morbius film from March 19 to October 8, 2021.

It appears we haven’t seen the end of major tentpoles shifting release dates due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While some studios like Disney and Warner Bros. have used their streaming services as an outlet for releasing their upcoming films, Sony appears to be sticking to the theatrical model. Jared Leto’s Morbius was originally the next comic book film scheduled for release, but it now looks like we will have to wait a little bit longer.

The upcoming Spider-Man spin-off film starring Jared Leto was originally slated for this past summer before moving to March of this year. On Monday, Sony announced that they will be pushing Morbius back again from March 19 to October 8, 2021. Meanwhile, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is still set for a June 25, 2021 release date while Tom Holland’s untitled Spider-Man 3 is scheduled for December 21, 2021.

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Here is the official synopsis for Jared Leto’s Morbius:

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

Directed Daniel Espinosa from a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, Morbius stars Jared Leto as the lead anti-hero, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the project with Lucas Foster while Palak Patel will oversee for Sony.

Morbius is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on October 8, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Jared Leto’s Morbius and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.